Configure Clipboard Settings Dialog Box for 3270 and 5250
How do I get to this dialog box?
Open the Settings window.
The steps depend on your user interface mode.
User Interface Mode Steps Ribbon or Reflection Browser With a session open in Reflection, from the Quick Access Toolbar, click . TouchUx Tap the Gear icon and then select Document Settings.
Under Input Devices, select Configure Clipboard Settings.
Basic Editing Actions
Select the way you want cut or cleared characters to be filled using the following options:
|Fill cut area with spaces
|Replaces the characters with an equal number of spaces.
|Fill cut area with nulls
|Replaces the characters with an equal number of nulls.
Specify the behavior of text and fields that you copy using the following options:
|Automatically copy selected text
|Copies selected text to the clipboard automatically.
|Deselect after copy
|Clears selection after it has been copied to the clipboard.
|Maintains a selected area.When you select an area of the screen, and then navigate to a new screen, the area remains selected. This allows you to copy from the same area on different screens without having to select the area again.
|Copy trailing spaces
|Copies the selected field, including any trailing spaces.
|Copy input fields only
|Copies only from areas on the screen where input is allowed. Characters in protected fields are replaced with spaces.
|Copy format options
|Specifies which file formats to copy from Reflection to the clipboard. If you choose more than one format, the application to which the data is pasted automatically uses the format that best suits its needs. (For example, some versions of Microsoft Word would use the RTF format.)
Note: The font color for the RTF format is copied only when the Retain color option is selected.
|Use table format
|Converts two or more spaces to tabs when data is copied. If there are two or more spaces between words in a selection, the spaces are replaced with a single tab character when you copy the data. (Most spreadsheet and word processing applications interpret tab characters as cell separators.) If there is only one space between words, it remains a space when you copy the data, unless it is followed by a numerical character (0-9, +, or .).
Use Blanks between fields to specify the number of spaces between words that should be converted to a single tab character when Use table format is selected.
|Use field delimiters
|Specifies whether the data copied from Reflection should be separated by delimiters at field boundaries or at word boundaries. This option controls formatting for spreadsheet or other cell-based information and affects only the text and BIFF formats. This setting applies only to IBM 5250 sessions.
|Specifies whether the data copied from Reflection should be separated by delimiters at field boundaries or at word boundaries. This option controls formatting for spreadsheet or other cell-based information and affects only the text and BIFF formats. This setting applies only to IBM 3270 sessions.
Specify the behavior of cut or copied text using the following options:
|Mask protected fields
|Specifies how pasted text is mapped onto the screen:
- If unselected (the default), the text is interpreted as a linear stream that can contain new lines and delimiters, and is pasted accordingly.
- If selected, the text is interpreted as a host screen image and overlaid onto the current screen starting at the current cursor position. Where the current screen contains an unprotected field, the source image text is pasted; where the current screen contains a protected field, the source image text is skipped.
|Wrap text to next input field
|Causes text that would have been truncated at the end of a field (or the selected paste area) to be pasted to the next unprotected field instead of being truncated. (This option is available only if Mask protected fields is not selected).
Note: In most cases, if you enable this option, you should also enable Use field delimiters.
- Wrap to field below wraps text to the next field below instead of the next field to the right.
- Align text to input fields aligns space separated data with fields on the screen. This allows you to copy a block of data from a Word form (or other document) into a host screen that has the same field layout as the form.
|Ignore field type
|Controls how text is pasted on a screen that has restricted locations. If selected (the default), Reflection skips pasting text into a restricted field if the text contains an invalid entry for that field, and pastes the remaining text into subsequent fields.
If unselected, when Reflection attempts to paste text that contains an invalid entry for a restricted field into that field, pasting stops and the screen is locked. Any remaining text is put into the Paste Next buffer. This setting applies only to IBM 5250 sessions.
|Use field delimiters
|Controls how text is pasted when the screen contains protected locations. If unselected, pasting stops if the first field on a row is protected. If selected, Reflection continues to search for subsequent fields, searching first right and then down, until it finds another unprotected field. If an unprotected field is located, pasting starts in this field; if not, pasting stops. When pasting is stopped, any remaining text is put into the Paste Next buffer.
|Replace tabs with
|Replaces any tab characters in the pasted data with the specified character or combination of characters.
|Clear to end of field after paste
|Clears all of the previous data remaining in a field after pasting new data into it.
|Move cursor after paste
|Causes the cursor to move to the end of the pasted text. When unselected, the cursor is restored to the position it was in before the text was pasted.